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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: Jun 5, 2011 7:59pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

Thanks Tracey! I'm on an iPad. Your efforts ARE appreciated! M3U works just fine. Thanks for the tip.

Scott

This post was modified by Scottr1966 on 2011-06-06 02:59:51

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jun 10, 2011 4:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

ok, have updated the player so it should allow a "native" ability
to play our audio (via mp3, and video, via mp4)
for ipad/iphone/ipod devices.

feel free to reply if you find issues -- it may change a bit in the near future, so keep in mind it's still a little bit "beta" for now 8-)

-tracey, staff

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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: Jun 11, 2011 5:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

Tracey, from iPad, I can stream but I still cannot select individual tracks. Say I wanted to finish a show where I left off, I have no way to resume. Also, when streaming, I am unable to continue browsing. I used to be able to do that while listening to individual tracks. Often, when streaming, the connection will stop. This gives me a conniption because I cannot resume where I left off. I did purchase the app player and it work fine but still unable to brows. My best option is to use the app although it has a tendency to buffer as well has cut out. So if it cuts in the middle of a 15 minute track, I have to start the track over.

Added note: when the track list is long enough, it sits on top of the little scroll buttons.

I realize when are in the "beta" stages, just reporting back to you.

Overall, I love the site!

I hope you have a great day and thanks for all you do!

Scott

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jun 11, 2011 11:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

yah, i found the layout on *actual* iphone (1st gen) an iPad1 to be pretty wonky, too, last night during the commute so will try to track that down and fix best i can today or very soon....
(and that is affecting what can be clicked on, to say, jump to track 5)
-tracey

PS: not sure about the auto-advance failing -- that *should* work, hmm...
PPS: thanks for being so nice and thoughtful in your post, too 8-)

This post was modified by tracey pooh on 2011-06-11 18:06:52

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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: Jun 11, 2011 1:38pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

Right on Tracey.

Scott

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Jun 11, 2011 2:30pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

ok, should be fixed up.
BUT with annoying caveat.... 8-(

it took awhile to track down all the detection of player types and pathways to play audio...

about a week ago, i modified our new audio/video player (it's opensource! 8-) to have it "natively" play mp3 audio -- this is because ios (ipad/iphone/ipod) can't play flash, can't play ogg audio natively, but *can* play mp3 audio natively.

however, in testing, for me on iphone (and even simulated "safari saying it is iphone"), there is some strange pathway that ~50% of the time, craps out when trying to load the .mp3.
which stinks, because then it:
- doesn't play the track
- that's it for the player -- stuck there and can't progress
- goes into a tight timing loop (or it's normal loop), checking for progress 1-2 times/sec, always failing since it couldn't load the first time. so, um, watch for that and watch for your battery drain!

sorry about that!
i'm working with the main developer of the new audio/video player to see if we can track this down and fix it -- it's definitely something specific to the player and how it handles mp3s -- this doesn't happen for video (and mp4s) on ios...

--tracey

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Poster: pjantzen42 Date: Jun 21, 2011 6:25pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

I'd like to second Scott - there is no final resolution to software issues. :)

Thank you, Tracey, for your efforts. The iPad interface with IA (at least streaming shows) is amazing. Not only do the player functions interact smoothly with the multitasking interface, but everything works smoothly through an external BT keyboard.

I do have a couple of comment (NOT complaints - that I can listen to Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett in the background while writing this in nothing short of grand).

- on the iPad2, the song list is not scrollable - if the set list is longer than 16 songs (in landscape mode), I cannot see the setlist and navigation is only possible by viewing the text version of the setlist and advancing manually through the setlist;
- The |> (arrow/right caret) indicating current song does not advance
- I cannot yet track the etiology of the problem, however there are issues with repeating of the beginning of the last track when advancing to the next. This may have to do with the horrid hotel network that I am currently using - will update if I have the same problem on a trusted network.
- There is something hidden under (about) track 15 on an iPad in landscape orientation, which sticks about 30 pixels to the left of track 15. I love Magic Easter Eggs, but I cannot figure this one out. :)

Once again, this is an AMAZING implementation - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

Best,
P

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Sep 27, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

if you have a moment, let me know if any better now.
if still an issue on iPad try changing
"www" to "www-tracey" (to try, just for now, my dev box)
to see if *that* fixes things
(although there's a known issue w/ that updated version w.r.t. stopping after 2 things play....)

-tracey

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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: Jun 11, 2011 6:19pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

Great info Tracey. Sounds like you getting close to a final resolution....or is there no such thing ;-)

Thanks very much for keeping updated.

Yippee it's working!!!

Scott

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Poster: Scottr1966 Date: Jun 11, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Streaming change?

I forgot to say great job!

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